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Laura Jean Thalacker

About Laura Thalacker

About me

I am a founding Member of Hartwell Thalacker, Ltd., a Las Vegas-based employment law and business litigation firm.  My career as a lawyer spans over 20 years in Nevada, representing employers (management) in employment and labor law matters. 


As a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, I view my clients' problems not just from a legal perspective, but also from a strategic business standpoint.  By emphasizing a proactive approach to human resources compliance, I help my clients avoid time-consuming and expensive litigation so they can stay focused on building and growing their businesses.  My human resources compliance practice includes drafting employment policies, contracts, and handbooks and advising employers located in Nevada, throughout the U.S. and worldwide on such matters as employee discipline and termination, reductions in force, workplace investigations, social media, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, the WARN Act, and enforcement of non-competes and non-disclosure agreements.  I also conduct workplace investigations and provide training for managers and employees on a variety of human resources issues including social media, harassment prevention, ADA and FMLA compliance. 


When employment-related litigation arises, I ethically and vigorously defend my clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  At Hartwell Thalacker, we recognize that the clients' interests are paramount, and we listen closely to you to understand and help you achieve your litigation goals.  Our experience includes defending employers in cases alleging breach of contract, employment-related torts, violation of trade secret laws and non-competition agreements, and violations of federal and state statutes such as the FLSA, Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA and other employment laws.